Friday, August 24, 2012

Butterflies and the Butterfly Bush

Have you ever wondered why the butterflies like the Butterfly bush so much? 

Do you think it's because of the beautiful white, pink or purple blooms that the bush produces all summer?
Maybe the massive amount of blooms that sprout out all over the bush and make excellent cut flowers like I used here . No worries though, the butterflies don't mind since there is plenty more.
 Or do you think it's because the bush, although a perennial in most regions, is a fast grower and virtually maintenance free?
Perhaps it's because the bush emits a special honey fragrance that attracts butterflies like some mystical spell?
Maybe they can't get enough of the sweet nectar from the flowers?
I don't know the real reason, but if I were a butterfly these are some pretty good reasons to stick fly around! 
Have a great weekend. 
See you back here tomorrow for My Weekly Wow's.


Darla said...


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Super shots. I love watching butterflies.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they know it was named for them so they come to it.... if you build it, they will come, right? maybe i should plant something called a money bush.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I have always wanted a butterfly bush. Since so many of my shrubs have died this year in the extreme heat..I'm putting one on my replacement list! Thanks for the beautiful pics and the reminder!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

We have two of these in our yard and I never have known the attraction that butterflies had to them. Your photos are beautiful. Megan

Sherry said...

I have one beside my back doorstep and it's huge! The butterflies love love it. It's taken over though. I need to move it to a roomier location. I wonder if I can separate it into smaller bushes and move it to many locations. Need to Google! Beautiful photos!

Bliss said...

Were you just hanging around under that cool sun shade the cabana boy made for you with your camera in hand when the butterflies arrived?


ImSoVintage said...

I would love to have a butterfly bush. I would definitely just hang out watching those beautiful butterflies. :)

NanaDiana said...

What beautiful pictures. I think I need a butterfly bush- I haven't seen them around my neighborhood- xo Diana

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhh...what beautiful shoots...thanks for sharing:)


Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I would flutter and fly around that bush too! wonder how it would look after a first sprays of Krylon ...



Heidi @ Decor & More said...

I love butterfly bushes but we don't have one in our yard... now I'm wondering why?? :-) I have several lantana plants and the butterflies and hummingbirds have been all over them this summer. So fun to watch!
xo Heidi

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous photos Laura!!....They have been all over our lantana lately..just love watching them too!...Have a great weekend!

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